Our mission has
remained constant since our establishment in 1974:
To meet the state's health and health workforce needs by providing educational programs
and services that bridge academic institutions and communities to improve the health of the
people of North Carolina with a focus on underserved populations.
Our vision is to lead the transformation of healthcare education and services
in North Carolina.
AHEC educational programs and information services are targeted toward:
Improving the distribution and retention of health care providers, with a special emphasis on primary care and prevention.
Improving the diversity and cultural competence of the health care workforce in all health disciplines.
Enhancing the quality of care and improving healthcare outcomes.
Addressing the health care needs of underserved communities and populations.